Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 869746
anaconda should print unknown platform information
Last modified: 2013-01-20 10:36:13 EST
While testing in OPP mode, I tried to install FC17 and hit:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/anaconda", line 782, in <module>
anaconda.storage.config.zeroMbr = anaconda.ksdata.zerombr.zerombr
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/__init__.py", line 187, in storage
self._storage = storage.Storage(anaconda=self)
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/storage/__init__.py", line 370, in __init__
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/storage/devicetree.py", line 177, in __init__
self.platform = platform.getPlatform(None)
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/platform.py", line 354, in getPlatform
raise SystemError, "Unsupported PPC machine type"
SystemError: Unsupported PPC machine type
[ 250.352859] audit: *NO* daemon at audit_pid=1077
and the install hung.
While the installer hang is obviously bad, it's frustrating that the "why" is not complete here. anaconda should print out the machine type it doesn't like so that the code can be updated if appropriate.
Patch sent to: